Every One a Star

Blackhole Mind

They enter our lives like a star
They illuminate our souls
But when they’re gone like those stars
They become black holes
Less than void
But so much more
An infinitely heavy nothing
Sucking the light from our core
But look away from the event horizon
Look at those out there
There are people still alive
People who still do care
Look around for those who love you
Look both near and far
For they can bring the light
To your broken heart
Every one a star

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14 thoughts on “Every One a Star

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  2. lifeconfusions

    This is incredibly beautiful Trent! I loved the flow of it;
    “Less than void, But so much more,
    An infinitely heavy nothing, Sucking the light from our core “,
    Thank you so much for sharing this. It touched me deeply <3

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      After i commented on your blog I though it would make a good poem. So thanks! In many ways your post about heaviness was the inspiration, so again you were my muse. I hope there is little of that heaviness now <3

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, we all feel that heaviness.

      One problem with explaining black holes is that to really understand them you have to understand Relativity. But I lied in the poem, they’re not really infinitely heavy, they are infinitely dense. You take a star and start compressing it. At some point it gets so dense that normal matter can’t exist, but neutrons can – electrons and protons are squeezed together to make neutrons. This is a neutron star and something that weighs twice as much as our sun is compacted down to about 5 miles in diameter. But something heavier might continue to collapse even farther. All of the mass will be confined in a point, the same “point” you teach kids in math classes that are infinitely small. So the mass is infinitely dense. But the weight hasn’t changed…. OK, end of science lesson ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Sarina. Someone recently asked why “nothing” is so heavy. My answer was that it isn’t nothing, that the old stars of your life become black holes, infinitely heavy and sucking the light. The black holes can’t go away, but you can be illuminated by other stars.

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